You can’t talk about blockchain and not bring up CBDCs and stablecoins

You can’t talk about blockchain and not bring up CBDCs and stablecoins

Economies are currently experiencing the development of brand new ideas around CBDCs, stablecoins or private digital currencies. Ever since the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper back in November 2008, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” the term “blockchain” has been synonymous with digital currencies in the sense of the underlying technology that allows for the transfer of value, peer-to-peer. What’s interesting is that the term “blockchain” is not used once in that white paper. The purpose of the paper was to propose a solution to the core issue of....

Related News

Future of money will be public-private effort, says ex-CFTC chairman

Will CBDCs disrupt stablecoins, or will they help each other? The public and private sectors should work closely together to bring about the future of money, according to a former leader of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.Chris Giancarlo, a former CFTC chairman and initiator of a blockchain-based digital dollar project, joined the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020 to discuss the future of stablecoins and central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs.At a Tuesday panel called “Will CBDCs disrupt stablecoins?,” Giancarlo declared that the future of money depends on close government....

CBDCs will not impact private stablecoin market, says Tether CTO

Tether chief technology officer Paolo Ardoino claimed CBDCs would primarily replace the age-old payment systems and utilize private blockchain as a modern and cost-controlled tech infrastructure. Paolo Ardoino, the chief technology officer at Tether, believes that the growing developments around central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) globally wouldn’t really impact the role of private stablecoins.Ardoino shared his two cents in a Twitter thread on the growing discussion around CBDCs and what their role could be in the current payment system. He said CBDCs would only replace the age-old....

US Federal Reserve Looking to Hire a Manager to Research Stablecoins and CBDCs

The job listing follows comments made by Fed Chair Jerome Powell in recent weeks where he said the central bank needed “better regulatory answers” for global stablecoins.

A nightmare on Stable Street: Centralized stablecoins may be doomed

Central banks are paying very close attention to stablecoins, seeking to control them — and decentralization may be the solution. Over the last couple of years, we have seen a lot of interest from central banks and governments in the stablecoin market. The reason behind it lies in the development of central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs.The idea of issuing a digital alternative to cash is a great motivator for central banks. It allows them to gain more control over the transition and processing of cashless transactions, which are currently overseen indirectly through private payment....

e-Money Set to Bring European Stablecoins to Avalanche Ecosystem

Blockchain payment platform e-Money is bringing its fiat-pegged European stablecoins to the Ethereum-rivalling Avalanche network. Next week, at the annual Avalanche Summit in Barcelona, the Danish fintech firm will introduce its suite of fully collateralized interest-bearing stablecoins to the blockchain, giving Avalanche users the opportunity to trade e-Money’s stablecoins, Euros (EEUR), Swiss francs (ECHF), Norwegian […]